WWII Memorials


National World War II Memorial  |  Washington, D.C.

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“Not a modern, esoteric treatment, this is a monument in the neoclassic style consistent with the great capital structures. It’s also within walking distance of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and many other museums and sites directly related to the war.”


Battleship Missouri Memorial Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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“The USS Missouri, the battleship on which Japan surrendered in 1945, is anchored just beyond the USS Arizona Memorial. Tour — in one place — the beginning and end points of the war for the U.S. Several miles away, Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery is a beautiful, sobering reminder of the cost of war.”


USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor  |  Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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“The December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese empire was one of the seminal events of the 20th century.”


Aleutian World War II National Historic Area  Dutch Harbor, Alaska

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“Perched on Mount Ballyhoo in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the concrete remains of the Aleutian World War II National Historic Area speak silently of a time of war. This magical place was the stage for two American tragedies: here, servicemen fought both the Japanese and the extreme weather, as hundreds of native Unangan people were interned a thousand miles away, longing to return to their island homes.”


War in the Pacific National Historical Park  Guam

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“Part of the National Park System, this battlefield preserve encompasses seven separate units around the U.S. territory of Guam, where some of the war’s most terrible battles were fought. Original coastal defense guns, bunkers, shipwrecks, Japanese caves, ‘Banzai Hill’ and fascinating relics are easily accessible across the island.”